(Article by Robert Lewis) Dimension Film’s 1408 has a lot of things going for it. For starters, it stars the talented and capable “King of Charm” himself, Mr. John Cusack and the always-lovable, yet somehow underrated, Samuel L. Jackson. Add to that a script penned partially by the genre respective Matt Greenberg with direction from Sweden’s Mikael Hafstrom (Ondskan — a.k.a. “Evil” — rocks!), and you got all the makings to classify it as the horror event of the year.
Guess what, it may very well be…
Hot off the front-page of his official website, terror maestro Stephen King himself released a brief message praising the effectiveness of the upcoming film:
“It’s a pleasure to be able to recommend 1408, the Dimension Pictures adaptation of my [short] story…This is a genuinely disquieting movie — the damn thing gets under your skin and CRAWLS there. For one thing, what could be more terrifying than a man haunted by The Carpenters’ “We’ve Only Just Begun”? I doubt you’ll hear much screaming in the theater (I could be wrong about that), but a lot of people are going to be sleeping with the lights on when it’s all over. “
I guess that’s all that needs to be said. Apparently, it’s one hell of an unnerving picture. Who would be the better judge of that than the “Causer of Nightmares” himself, Mr. Stephen King? Eli Roth? Certainly NOT!
1408 hits theaters this Friday.